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Welcome to the Family Section - the community for family and children lawyers
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We commission exclusive articles from leading practitioners and commentators, on all areas of family law and practice

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Oxfordshire County Council's childcare team goes paperless

Oxfordshire County Council’s legal team could be saying a permanent goodbye to filing after successfully completing their first ‘paperless’ case.

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How not to be an emotionally resilient lawyer

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In the second installment on emotional health for lawyers, Julian Hall takes a look at the behaviours that undermine our sense of wellbeing

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Ethical Obligations

14 July 2017By

Robyn Allardice-Bourne examines a new book on the role of ethics in the legal profession which is timely in light of the ‘A Question of Trust’ campaign launched by the SRA and the new, more flexible, Code of Conduct.

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A change in technology is a change in fees Subscription

12 July 2017By

Mena Ruparel answers key questions concerning the online divorce pilot. 

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Review of the online divorce pilot projectSubscription

12 July 2017By

Karen Dovaston provides some insight into Nottingham’s online divorce pilot. 

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As a Section member, you're entitled to four webinars as part of your membership, available live and on-demand

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Setting aside financial orders 2017 update

Take part in this webinar to find out what to do when faced with a potential set aside application - as the applicant or the respondent.

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FAQ: How to divorce a lost spouse

19 July 2017

The Law Society’s Library discusses what to do when your client loses his wife (literally) and wants to get divorced.

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FAQ: Precedents for severance of joint tenancy

17 March 2017

The Law Society library maintains a database of enquiries called Common Queries. These include results from research to find forms, precedents, rules, regulations and guidance. These records can be freely accessed via the library catalogue Library Knowledge Base. 

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Family Law Hub area

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We give you exclusive free access to case notes and webinars on a range of topical issues through our monthly updates provided by Family Law Hub.

Find out more about the Family Law Hub area.

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Benefits of Membership*

The Family Section will provide you with support, advice, networking opportunities and enable the sharing of best practice with peers.

The current Section Engagement programme has been created in consultation with the Advisory Group and will focus on key issues including:

  • Sharland and Gohil Supreme Court Judgement
  • Family Law Protocol
  • General Children Law update
  • Forced marriages
  • Divorce centres a year on
  • Pensions for family lawyers
  • General financial remedies update
  • Surrogacy
  • Social media as a business tool: Is LinkedIn worth my time?
  • Emotional resilience
  • Domestic Violence
  • Serious Crime Act 2015: FGM provisions

These issues will be addressed through a range of activities including: Seminars, Discounts off Law Society publications and webinars, Features, Commentary, Webinars, News and a LinkedIn Group.

*See Section terms and conditions

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